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Zach Galifianakis’ “Democracy for Sale” screens in North Carolina


A new documentary by Zach Galifianakis, called “Democracy for Sale,” digs into how North Carolina — perhaps more than any other state in the Union — has been transformed by the growing tidal wave of political spending. Galifianakis, a Tarheel native and the comic star of “The Hangover” movies, traveled back to his home state to examine how North Carolina has become a case study for how the money of a few has come to dominate our democracy.

Watch the movie at one of numerous screenings around the state.

Galifianakis investigates allegations that the current state government was put in power by moneyed interests and has carried out a program that only benefits its backers, a program that to date has included: cuts to education, healthcare spending and environmental protection; lowering of taxes for corporations and the wealthy; and the passage of laws designed to restrict voter rights.

Join us at one of the screenings below:

Monday, Jan. 23 at 7pm – Cullowhee
A K Hinds University Center – WCU

Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7pm – Walnut Cove
Rising Star Baptist Church

Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 7pm – Asheville
The Grail Moviehouse

Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7pm – Bakersville
The Old Courthouse

Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3pm – Shelby
Newgrass Brewing

Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 7pm – Fayetteville
Cameo Art House Theatre

Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7pm – Wilmington
The Cameron Art Museum

Friday, Feb. 3 at 7pm – Chapel Hill
Church of Reconciliation

Monday, Feb. 6 at 7pm – Boone
Price Lake Room at ASU

Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7pm – Raleigh
Community United Church of Christ

Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7pm – Durham
Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Additional screenings are being scheduled in Charlotte, Goldsboro, Greensboro, Greenville, New Bern, Pembroke, and Winston Salem. Check the Working Films website for updates on new locations.

Jamie is an Appalachian local with a deep and unshakeable love of the mountains her family has called home since the mid-1700s. With a background in journalism and communications, she has been with Appalachian Voices since 2008 and currently serves as our Director of Digital Innovation and Technology.

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